Originally posted by MadDog49er:
I hope this "cross your fingers" approach to the OL works, but I am not a fan of the gamble, especially when our first two picks are going to be rotting on the sidelines this year and maybe next year, along with our second rounder from last year, CK. Me no likely this plan!
Yeah, this front office and coaching staff have just been lucky, that's all.
They should correct the huge draft mistake (not trading up for deCastro) you say they made.
They could correct that mistake now by trading both "rotting" picks, AJ Jenkins and LaMichael James, to Pittsburgh for deCastro an plug him in at RG.
OL problem solved!
Heck, to make it happen, throw in Looney as well. Jenkins, LMJ and Looney to Pittsburgh for deCastro!
Brilliant! A sure cure for the RG problem! Uncross those fingers!
One question though: didn't deCastro run a 5.4 40 yard dash at the combine, and Looney runs a 4.9?
So deCastro is .50, a full half second, SLOWER than Looney
, right? That translates to what, 5 yards or so over a 40 yard dash? Maybe 2-3 yards slower on a pull or a trap play.
And who cares if deCastro can't get to those ILBs on the second level, even Gore would already be past him on those plays anyway.
Okay, one more question: how does trading Jenkins, James and Looney for a SLOW guy cure a lack of speed and explosiveness on the offense?
I could be wrong here, but it seems to me that we fans are the lucky ones, cause we get to watch a team assembled by Baalke and run by Harbaugh!